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Mar 16, 2011 6:30am EDT
are homeless. >>i think it's very likely that the tsunami that hit japan will kill considerably more people than the nuclear reactor accident will. >> in los angeles, the county health officer warned u.s. citizens against taking iodine as a precaution saying this's no risk of in-- there's no risk of increased radiation. >>> every day the situation in japan gets worse and worse. we get to see it. help is coming from all around the world. even places here in baltimore are doing what they can to give aid to the victims in japan. sherrie johnson is live to explain how you can get involved. sherrie. >> reporter: this wegmans here in hunt valley are certainly doing their part to help those victims of the earthquake in japan. the store just opened a half- hour ago. and customers are coming in. they have the opportunity to donate money once they get to the cash register to check out. one hundred percent of the donations will get to the red cross relief fun for the japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund. all the wegmans stores will accept donation. they have announced a $100,000 donation to help e
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 6:30am EDT
at high point road. now back to you. >>> japan is reaching to the united states asking for help to avert a nuclear crisis. linda so is here to join us about the startling admission japanese officials are making this morning. >> reporter: well, japanese engineers say they might have to bury the nuclear plant in sand and crone crete. it may be -- concrete. it mate be the -- it may be the only way to avoid a catastrophic release of radiation. the rate something on par with what happened in 1979. emergency workers in japan have gotten desperate using water cannons and helicopters to cool the troubled reactors. one expert says it's like using a squirt gun to put out a forest fire. but there is good news this morning. operators at the nuclear plant connected a power line to the complex. they are hoping that line will restart the water pumps needed to cool down the reactors. if that doesn't work, the u.s. is flying in five high pressure water pumps. here at home, the u.s. put up radiation detectors along the west coast just in case. >> there's a lot of space between here and japan, so we don't
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 5:30am EDT
. >>> time is 5:306789 parts of japan hit by a earthquake and flat nd by a tsunami, a third risk looms. a third reactor is now leaking high levels of radiation and a fourth has caught fire. here's what one official is saying about the threat. >> now we are talking about levels that can impact a human health. i would like all of you to embrace the information calmly. >> there are warnings now affecting 140,000 people in a 12-mile radius of the reauthors. 70,000 have been evacuated. test sites are checking people to see if they were exposed to radiation. in to beingo, 170 miles away, there are reports of slightly higher radiation levels, but officials say the levels are too small to threaten any one there. the japanese government is now asked the u.s. for nuclear help. eight more experts from the nuclear regulatory commission are now on their way to japan. >>> it's so hard to look at pictures and know they are real. if it's tough for us as adults to comprehend, imagine how hard it is trying to explane to your children. you -- explain to your children. you want to ease fierce and accurate
ABC
Mar 16, 2011 5:30am EDT
nuclear power plant crisis. japan suspend operations to pre- - suspended operations to prevent the plant from working down after a srnlg forced workers to take cover indoors. 140,000 have been ordered to seal themselves indoors after explosions and fires at the plants. for at least a while, the final 50 workers kept onto prevent a nuclear meltdown that was sent their way. >> the radiation levels are getting so high that the workers can't stay there. >> in tokyo, 150 miles away, people you can see they are wearing radiation badges. >>> and new for you, local relief efforts underway in maryland to help those in japan displaced by the series of natural disasters. and abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with the information you need. sherrie. >> reporter: here at wegmans in hunt valley, they are trying to do their part to help the victims of the earthquake in japan. now at 6:00 this morning, you know customers will be able to donate any amount of money once they shop here. what they do is once they get to the cash register they can designate a certain amount of money for that earthquake victim
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 6:30am EDT
. >>> and people greeted relatives and loved ones who were the first to return from japan by air. hugs and first flights from tokyo arrived in san francisco during the weekend including a tearful reunion between 10-year- old gavin and his father. listen. >> oh, my god. [audio not understandable] >> well many who returned home yesterday were either on their way to the airport in tokyo or at the airport when the quake struck. people at the airport said they were handing out crackers, water and sleeping bags to everyone stuck. the u.s. germany and many other countries are telling people not to travel to japan. many people are trying to get in touch with loved ones. state department set up a hotline to call. 888-407-4747. you can call or e-mail. if you send an e-mail, put the person's name you are look for and what area of japan they live. you can find that information at abc2news.com. you can find ways to help victims of the quake and tsunami. go to the world news section of our website. >>> at 7 years old, attacked by pit bulls while in front of her home. a young girl is in critical condition and
ABC
Mar 14, 2011 5:30am EDT
the earthquake in japan. if you click on that in the slide show, it will bring you to this page, eyewitness accounts of what happened, how you can help earthquake victims and recovery efforts going on in japan. also, if of you scroll down, there's new video -- if you scroll down we have video and the latest going on. but the death toll is expected to rise to the ten phs thousands. they are look -- tens of thousands. they are looking for survivors and found a thousand bodies that washed ashore in one of the areas really hard hit by the tsunami. live in the interactive news center, linda so, abc2 news. >> many are trying to get in touch with loved ones in japan. state department set up a hotline to call. 888-407-4747. you can send e .-mail to pacific tsunami usc at state.gov. if you send the e-mail, clot name of the person you are looking for and what part of japan they are located in. >>> 5:33. you are looking at a picture of michael kenny charged with killing his estranged wife in manhattan. new york city police officers told anne arundel county cops conditiony might be in the area visiting
ABC
Mar 15, 2011 6:30am EDT
. the cherry blossom festival is a week away. what organizers are hoping to do to raise money for japan. we have details on that just ahead. >>> 6:40. it may not feel like spring this morning. we are down into the mid-30s. 35 in baltimore. york, pa at 23. hagerstown at 33. all after this little rain event which will probably hold off until tonight, we are going feel like spring for the rest of the week. we will talk about that coming. here's kim with traffic. >> reporter: thanks. we are dealing with an injury accident in dundalk and looking at a slow ride on 95 heading towards the capital beltway. i will let you note best way to get around this plus more of your news, weather and traffic when "good morning maryland" returns after the break. >>> 6:43. this is your abc2 news to go. i will megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. et this let's kick things off with justin berk. >> 6:43 -- let's kick things off with justin berk. >> 6:43. i will visit the kid at friends meeting school. i want to let you know nearby, they had a beautiful day yesterday. the greens are turning green. and the sky is s
ABC
Mar 18, 2011 5:30am EDT
>>> now "good morning maryland." >>> one week since the devastating quake and tsunami in japan. the danger is still far from over. >>> the united states and its allies now take action against libya's civilians. how moammar qaddafi is responding. >>> and a chance to view a far out site this weekend. the celestial event and what you can expect to see in the sky andwhen. we will tell you what you can expect to see today, sunshine. good morning. i am megan pringle. charley is on the go on assignment and we will check in with him during the 9:00 show. but we have a ray of sunshine here. lynette charles is filling in for justin. it's like lady's night on friday morning. >> it is. you know, what i am happy to be here and happy to give good news. we will get sunshine today. let's talk about our fabulous friday. don't you like that? it's going to be way above average. we are going to be nice and warm. the temperatures are going to be in the mid-70s. it's going to be on the breezy side. we have a chance for showers early in the morning on saturday, but we will clear out nicely going into
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 6:30am EST
fronts. good morning. let's check it out. this quake that hit off the coast of northeastern japan 8.9 magnitude, it is one of the largest recorded. rank number 7th in recorded seismic history. we are looking at a quake that had influenced the city in a population of roughly 2 million people affected by this. and tokyo 230 miles away where buildings collapsed. a tsunami 33 feet tall seriously this is on par with that sue moth are a quake that took place in 2004. and warnings around the pacific. so let's take you there. tsunami travel times taking and it would hit them at 2:46 local time, taking about 8 to 9 hours to reach hawaii. it puts them at 8 in the morning local time. 8:07 to be exact our time. that would be 3:07 their time. good morning america will be on that. we have warnings taking you to the west coast of the u.s. you can see the red shadeings, central california, all the way up through oregon. we continue to watch that wave work its way across the pacific. and locally, we are watching the wave of moisture out here and leftover sprinkles in harford and cecil county. after
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 6:30am EDT
. >>> the u.s. government is trying to get americans out of japan. charlieey. >> are -- charley. >> flights are being chartered out of japan. nearly officials say more -- official say 450,000 people are in shelters and supplies are running low. more than 5,000 people are believed dead and officials believe the total will climb more than 10,000. >>> look at the video showing the tsunami wave crashing through the store's entrance early in the morning. the water knocked down clothing racks and left clothes and other merchandise washed-up in the nearby parking lot. seven waves wrenched the store during the span of 3 1/2 hours. the store opened in september and the owners are vowing to rebuild and reopen. >>> and stay with abc2news.com. our special section on crisis in japan is full the latest news, pictures and videos. find that under the spotlight section on the home page. >>> today, the usns comfort is shipping out. it went to haiti last year to help after the earthquake and now it's headed south again. linda so joins us live at the canton pier with more on the mission. linda. >> reporter: go
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 6:30am EDT
and treated for minor injuries. >>> 6:33 right now. we have seen the digs destruction and devastation in japan-- destruction and devastation in japan and emily and her younger brother scott started helping hands for japan. the two designed t-shirts and they are selling them for $10 all that money that they raise will go to help the people over in japan. >> i saw the people houses were breaking and. >> it was amazing how much a earthquake could do that. >> >> stie tart -- they started by selling them to people at the church and the mom started to sell them across the country. they have raised more than $700 so far. >> the smallest places. >> amazing. >>> all right. off to a break. how about a shotgun. with the nfl package. a radio shack promotion is causing a stir. >>> and we hear from the storeowner who says he wanted to bring in more customers. >>> an there's an app for everything. but now a push to get rid of a app police say is helping drunk drivers out on the roads. >>> welcome back. consumer alert this morning. and listen up. if you drive a honda. car makeer is recalling 2800 odyssey mini
ABC
Mar 11, 2011 5:30am EST
news out of asia where an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck japan. the earthquake struck hundreds of miles away in tokyo in the northeastern part of the country. the earthquake trying archdiocese 13 foot tsunami sweeping away buildings and cars --. this is cnn's newsroom shaking inic to heo. the death toll is at 29. a number of countries are under a tsunami warning this morning. hawaii is also under a tsunami warning and alaska is under a tsunami watch. we are standing by for all and any new information we are getting. we have all new sorts of video and information coming into the newsroom. read and watch it at abc2news.com. click on the top beige and -- page and look at slide show. we want to hear from you if you have friends and family who live in japan. e mail us at newsroom at wmar.com. the u.s. embassy is closed for the rest of the day in japan. if you are trying to get in touch with familiar lane friends in japan, call the state department at 202-647- 4000 or check www.state.gov. >>> we have got a lot of rain here at home. we want to know what the weekend is looking like. ju
ABC
Mar 17, 2011 5:30am EDT
>>> in you "good morning maryland. >>> rushing-- >>> now, good morning maryland." >>> japan's emergency teams are doing all they can. >>> tired about a pothole in the road, but what a woman did to draw attention to the problem and get action. >>> i am sherrie johnson live in fells point war irish pub is giving back to the earthquake victims in japan. that story coming up. >>> happy st. patrick's day and thanks for joining us. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. how will the weather be? people will be bouncing from pub to pub. if you do so, drive safely and don't drive if you've had anything to drink. >> walk because as justin will tell you, the weather should be pretty nice for that, right? >> very nice. all day through, and through tonight, today, we are going to be expecting more sunshine and yes, the irish eyes will be smiling as we have ourselves a look at a warmer day today and warmer still for tomorrow. that holds what we have been talking about all week. a little change for the weekend and not the change that's in our buckets behind there. we are looking at p
ABC
Mar 29, 2011 5:30am EDT
: contamination from japan's nuclear facilities leaks into the soil. what does that mean for maryland? that story is coming up. when it comes to getting my family to eat breakfast, i could use all the help i can get. like nutella, a delicious hazelnut spread that's perfect on multigrain toast, even whole-wheat waffles, for a breakfast that my kids love and i feel good about serving. and nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, like hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of cocoa. it's quick, easy and something everyone can agree on. ♪ nutella. breakfast never tasted this good. >>> now "good morning maryland." >> 5:44 right now. jap ann nuclear facilities have been leaking tons of radioactive water petroleum. it's found in the soul and contamination and continues to spread into the ocean here in our state. we are focusing on the first sign of radio activity. sherrie johnson joins with us more. >> reporter: state leaders say levels of radio activity are very small and doesn't pose a health risk. maryland health official say we have little to worry about even though the radio activity is here.
ABC
Mar 28, 2011 5:30am EDT
to show you this morning of the des dating tsunami that -- devastating tsunami that hit japan earlier this month. it went from looking like a town to an ocean in a matter of minutes. officials say that the death toll right now from the earthquake and tsunami has topped 10,000. more than 17,000 are still listed as missing. >>> disaster is hitting close to home. the state department of public help says the radiation has been detected in massachusetts rainwater. it likely came from the power plant event in japan. however, -- however, the levels are still very low. >> we want to make clear that there is no health impact. none of the cities and townsrely on drain water as primary source of water. that's why we are comfortable saying the drinking water supplies throughout the state are safe. >> officials took air samples in the same area the tainted rainwater was found and said no detectable radiation was found. additional testing of drinking water will take place over the next few days. >>> and as we keep watching what's going on and happening in japan, the nuclear regulatory commission sa
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 5:30am EDT
this morning in japan authorities have updated thedeath toll and it's grim from the earthquake and tsunami. more than 9,000 bodies have been recovered. more than 13,000 people are still missing. >>> many people are pitching in to help and do what they can because of the massive earthquake and tsunami in japan. a massachusetts girl is parting with some of her toys, her books and play sculptures to raise money for those who need help. she came up with the idea after learning about the disaster in her first grade class. >> it is sort of hard to sell my toys and books, but it's not that hard to make the sculptures. >> saturday morning she woke up and said mommy, i have a really strong feeling that i need to help the people in japan. she said to me, mommy, i have a lot of toys. i could sell my toys and give the money to the people in japan. >> the girl has already reached a $1,000 goal. her new goal, though, $2,000. she is working on it right now. >>> this morning, the maryland sin fumy orchestra will announce -- sin fumy orchestra -- symphony orchestra will announce details of a concert. the o
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 5:30am EDT
. >> thanks. >>> latest from japan. police officials estimate the death toll from this month's massive earth kwang and tsunami -- earthquake and tsunami could hit 18,000. it will take five years to rebuild from the disaster that caused up to 235 billion dollars in total damages. >>> meantime, at the fukushima four plans they are monitoring a buildup of pressure at reactor unit 3. raid ace has been detected in the food supply in japan. first in spinage and milk from farms near the plant. now in tokyo's tap water. but the ministry says the levels are too small to pose an immediate health risk. >>> this morning, we may learn the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy who was shot -- who shot and killed himself. police say the young boy was playing with a gun inside a home in the 3600 block of fernhill accident when he accidently shot himself in the face. he was transported to sinaihospital and later to johns hopkins where he died. neighbors say his mother was terrified. >> it was 10:30, i heard a woman scream loudly in pain. she was crying and hollering and screaming. >> no word on whether
ABC
Mar 23, 2011 6:30am EDT
. the grad ration rate in this country is going up. >>> new radiation fear this is morning in japan in tokyo. some people are being told to avoid water. >>> 6:40. some of you may be hoping this afternoon and this weekend won't happen. watching the storm, that is producing snow to the north, severe weather threat will break out in the ohio valley and could reach us this afternoon and yes some of that snow tries to sneak into baltimore. we will talk about that coming. let's check on the roads with kim. >> reporter: well, increasing volume and wet roads are keeping speeds down around the area. approaching white marsh boulevard, traffic looks good but we have accidents at both tunnel toll plazas. i will let you know how that affects you when "good morning maryland" returns after this. i was young, i was in shape, and i had a heart attack. you need to do the preventative things that you need to do for your heart health. for me, it means an aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. speak to your doctor. ♪ edible arrangements bouquets.
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Mar 28, 2011 6:30am EDT
this morning that shows the tsunami in japan sweeping away an entire town. you can see the town before it becomes an ocean in a matter of four minutes. >>> health officials say one sample of massachusetts rainwater registered very low concentrations of radiation. they say it is most likely from the damaged japanese nuclear power plant. officials say the amount poses no immediate health risk. >>> as we watch what is happening in japan, the nuclear regulatory commission says we don't expect to see radiation levels being harmful or harmful levels reaching us. the epa has a interesting website set up monitoring the air, food and water samples. we have an air monitor system in baltimore. there's one in dc and one in dover delaware. the monitors were checked and detect-- and detected levels far below concern. if you want to check out the levels, go to abc2 news . com where we have a link for the epa's website. >>> before the meter starts running in washington, d.c. today, the cost of a taxi ride will cost you more. a fuel surcharge goes into effect thanks to the soaring gas prices. so this w
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 6:30am EDT
the decision an affront to the u.s. constitution. >>> the recent disaster in japan killed an american woman from virginia. the u.s. embassy called taylor anderson's family to say they found her body. she was in japan for the past three years teaching english. the 24-year-old graduated from randolph megan and went over to japan. >> she is so exuberant and full of life. when she walked into the room, she made everybody smile. >> the president of the college issued a statement on taylor's death. parts of it saying randolph making college is a close-knit family and the tragic death of a wonderful member of our community at such a young age is a loss felt by all of us. the earthquake and tsunami killed more than 8800 people so far. another 13,000 people are still missing as of this morning. >>> he died doing what he loved. and one woman is alive because of him. mark faulkenhan saved a woman from a burning apartment building but he never made it out. sherrie johnson has more and the award begin to his family. they are accepting it on his behalf today. >> reporter: the community and colleagues wi
ABC
Mar 21, 2011 6:30am EDT
a lot. >>> now to the latest in the devastation in japan where the death toll is expected to rise. police estimate it could reach 18,000 lost after the two weeks ago earthquake and tsunami. national police -- the national police agency says the overall number of -- number of bodies collected are 1800. >>> in all that devastation, a little bit of good news this morning. a rescue of an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson. this he were found yesterday in northeastern japan when the teen was able to pull himself out of a flattened two-story house nine days after the huge earthquakeand tsunami. he called out for help from the roof of the collapsed home. his grandmother was stuck underneath the refrigerator and the two ate yogurt to survive as they waited to be rescued. they are airlifted to out of their village to an area hospital. >>> this morning, we can learn the circumstances surrounding a 4-year-old boy who accidently shot and killed himself. this happened sunday morning and police say the boy was playing with a gun inside a home near the 3600 block of fernhill avenue in no
ABC
Mar 22, 2011 5:30am EDT
in japan teaching english during the past three years. >> this morning we will hear from her family as they wait for her body to return to them. a victim of the devastating earthquake that shocked the country over a week ago. >>> plus, he is accused of shooting six people in arizona including representative gabrielle giffords. why he is being sent for a mental evaluation. >>> and cot order in which you were born determine the way you live your life? -- and could the order in which you were born determine the way you live your life? weil we have details on that when we come back. how about eating soup to get there? campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. ever wish vegetables didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. v8. what's your number? >>> now "good mornings maryland." >>> bombings and air assaults, the offensive now several nations are getting involved includ
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Mar 24, 2011 6:30am EDT
every where including syria as well as saudi arabia. in japan this morning, bottled watter is not easy to come by. and it's being rationed. good like milk and toilet paper and rice are being limited. there's anxiety over food and water and the high levels of radiation there a day after tokyo officials reported the higher radioactive iodine in the tap water. the flestles are since dropped. >>> -- the levels have since dropped. >>> if you boarding on a flight to dc soon, you might not want to hear this. pilots from two different flights landed at reagan international airport on their own with no help from air traffic control because no one answered the calls in the tower. listen in. >> the tower is apparently unmaned. called on the phones and no one is answering. so that aircraft went in on their own control. >> both incidents. >> that's interesting. >> it is. it's happened before, though. >> both incidents happened yesterday. one official says the lone air traffic controller fell asleep. others think that he may have been locked out of the tower. federal investigators are now looking in
ABC
Mar 30, 2011 5:30am EDT
fukushima nuclear power plant in japan. safety officials say they have detected the highest radiation levels in the sea water near the complex. meantime, the official death toll from the march 11thquake and tsunami passed 11,000 and 16,000 are reported missing. >>> this day in history, time 5:34, march 30th, 1981,president reagan was shot and seriously injured outside a dc hotel by john hinckley junior. this marks the 30th anniversary. james brady who was wounded, will pub for congress to pass ledges -- will push for congress to pass legislation to ban high capacity magazines. >>> he severe storms ripped through louisiana. >> what it caused in the city of new orleans. >>> and a snow border's brush with death and it was captured on tape. >>> 5:38. major cleanup ahead in lose weesana. -- louisiana after severe storms brought strong winds and heavy rain. trees were uprooted and streetsflooded. power lines knocked down. at this time, no reports of injuries. >>> now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >>> 5:38. and we are talking about t
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